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98 {Raphaella Lees} Growing up in foster care

Season 1, Ep. 98

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Our childhood, and how we are treated during that period of our life, has a massive impact on us as adults.

I think it’s fair to say we have covered stories of a variety of childhood traumas in this podcast and each one has been unique and stunning.

But one area we have not covered is the experience of being a foster child, and the situations that can lead to that.

This weeks’ guest is the incredible Raphaella Lees. This is the first time she has gone on a podcast to share her story of living in the foster system and she provides a truly eye opening experience


In this episode Raphaella share:

-      Her Foster Care Experience.

-      About losing her brother, and taking on the responsibility of her sister.

-      Feeling judged and attacked when asked about being in foster care

-      The stigma that is around foster care in our society

-      How she deals with her anxiety about her attachment issues

-      The grief and loss of foster family relationships.

-      How carers need more education.


Key Quotes

“I'm grateful for the person who made the anonymous phone call that put us into foster care, I think they really were a blessing and they possibly saved my life.”

“I think that’s part of the reason why I don’t remember a lot of my childhood. There’s a lot of trauma block there.”



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